The Miniature Schnauzer has a non-shed coat and usually possesses a long beard and leg furnishings and therefore you should be prepared to groom your dog on a regular basis. Even if you do intend to have your dog groomed at a grooming parlour, you should at least comb your dog’s beard and leg hair to ensure he is free from knots. Daily grooming with a wire glove on the body and a comb through the whiskers and leg hair keeps these dogs in good shape but they do require regular trimming or stripping. It is not only unfair on your dog but it is also unfair to send your dog to a groomer every six to eight weeks and expect them to cope with a ‘matted mini’.
The Schnauzer has a harsh, wiry coat that needs a lot of attention to keep him looking smart and tailored. As with the other two sizes, the Schnauzers’ coat needs regular grooming and maintenance, about every 8 – 10 weeks. He does shed his coat and therefore needs regular brushing and combing to help to prevent the legs and the beard from tangling.
The Giant Schnauzer has dense, harsh, wiry and weather resistant coat that should be trimmed regularly. His coat needs regular grooming and maintenance, about every 8 – 10 weeks, because he does not cast or shed his coat. Regular weekly brushes and combs help to prevent the legs and the beard from tangling. His distinctive prominent eyebrows, bristly moustache and whiskers give his strong head a keen expression.
Tips for Schnauzers (coming soon)
Tips for Giants